Tuesday, February 07, 2006

Olympic madness

Okay I think I might be taking on a little too much. In an effort to distract myself from the horrid month that is February, I've decided to get involved in some very different Olympic related events.

The Yarn Harlot has launched the Knitting Olympics from her blog and I've decided that I will take up the challenge. My plan is to stitch Clapotis using some gorgeous Lorna's lace lion and lamb in Watercolor which has been calling my name, I still have one hank to turn into a ball and hopefully I'll post some before knitting pictures tomorrow after work.

If that wasn't enough, Holley on the Chatelaine board has launched the Chatelaine Olympics in a similar vein. I've put down a list of 12 goals which I'm sure are probably way beyond what I could stitch in the time that the Olympics is on but hey I like a challenge and all that stitching and knitting is definitely fun so why not.

My other hope is that will distract me from the fact that I'm having a few problems with pain across my nose and forehead. For anyone who doesn't know me well or didn't know me 2 years ago, I am fairly accident prone. Just over 2 years ago, I fell flat on my face giving me 2 black eyes and a nose that isn't quite the same anymore. I saw an ENT specialist at the time who told me that I hadn't seen him soon enough after the accident ( I got the appointment I was given by the Accident department) and wouldn't commit himself as to whether it was broken. Since then my nose has intermittently been uncomfortable but for the past week or so, its been more uncomfortable, sore at times and just not right. I need to see my GP but I haven't yet as I know they will send me to an ENT specialist and they might want to do a nasal manipulation. I saw a few nasal manipulation done as a student nurse and I don't particularly fancy getting it done. People think that Nurses don't get freaked by these things but I"m a real chicken about this stuff. I'm frightened of needles and I've never had a general anaesthetic or spent longer than a hour in hospital as a patient. I think I know too much about what can go wrong plus I'm a complete wimp.

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